• New/Transfer Student

    Scholarships - New/Transfer Students

    Every student must complete a Financial Aid Application to be considered for any financial aid (including Music, Athletics and outside scholarships). The Master’s University offers Merit-based Scholarships, Need-based Grants, and Federal/State Aid. See below for more details. All Institutional aid is awarded up to 4 years/8 semesters. All institutional aid is evenly disbursed between the two semesters.

    Priority Deadline: March 2nd

    Meet the Priority Deadline to ensure availability of scholarship and grant funds. Applications will continue to be accepted after the Priority Deadline of March 2nd.

    Merit Based scholarships

    Award Amount Documents Needed

    President’s Scholarship

    • Competitive scholarship awarded to full-time incoming freshmen. Applicants must have a high school GPA of 4.00 and a SAT I score (Critical Reading and Math sub-tests only) of 1400 or ACT score of 32. Renewable with a college GPA of 3.5.

    • Deadline: February 19, 2018

    $12,000

    President’s Scholarship Application

    Distinguished Scholar Scholarship

    • Awarded to traditional, full-time students.

    • Renewable with a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

    • Click here to see our Total Cost Calculator.

    • Transfer students receive a $5,000 Distinguished Scholarship with a cumulative college GPA of 3.75\+.

    $5,000

    none

    Honors Scholarship

    • Awarded to traditional, full-time students.

    • Renewable with a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

    • Click here to see our Total Cost Calculator.

    • Transfer students receive a $3,000 Honors Scholarship a with a cumulative college GPA of 3.50-3.74.

    $3,000

    none

    Athletic Scholarship

    • Awarded by the Athletic Department to students who demonstrate athletic ability and Christian character which will contribute to The Master’s University and its athletic programs. Annual application is required.

    • Please contact the Athletic department for more information.

    • Students awarded athletic scholarships may only receive Federal/State Aid and Outside or Ministry Scholarships (outside portion only) in addition to their athletic scholarship. They do not qualify for any other institutional aid.

    Varies

    See Athletic Dept.

    athletics@masters.edu

    Music Scholarship

    • Awarded by the Music Department to students who demonstrate superior music ability and who are committed to The Master’s University and the ministry focus of the programs. Annual application is required.

    • Please contact the Music department for more information.

    Varies

    See Music Dept.

    Click Here for More Details

    Ministry Matching Grant

    • Awarded to students who receive sponsorship from a Christian ministry. TMU will match, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up to a total of $1,500 per student, as long as funds remain available.

    • Matching funds only guaranteed with eligible applications received before August 1st

    • Click here for more information on this grant.

    up to $1,500

    Ministry Matching Grant Application

    The Shamrock Foundation Grant

    • The Shamrock Foundation Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University.

    • The Shamrock Foundation Grant was established in honor of Pearl S. and D. Arthur Wismer by their family. In addition to being wonderful parents, Pearl was a devoted elementary school teacher for over 50 years, and Arthur was an exemplary role model in all business matters.

    Varies

    Shamrock Foundation Grant Application


    Need-Based scholarships

    Award Amount Documents Needed

    The Master’sUniversity Grant

    • Awarded to students based on academic achievement and financial need. The student must be enrolled full-time at The Master’s University and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
    Varies

    FAFSA

    International Student Grant

    • Awarded to new and continuing international student based on financial need and academic achievement.

    • Please contact the International Student Office for more information.

    Varies

    See International student Office

    Pastor and Missionary Dependent Grant

    • Awarded to full-time students demonstrating need, who are dependents of full-time pastors or missionaries who provide their family’s primary support and whose ministries are consistent with the mission of TMU.

    • Please see the tab below for more information on this grant.

    $1,000

    Pastor and Missionary Dependent Grant Application


    Federal Aid scholarships

    Award Amount Documents Needed

    Cal Grant

    • Awarded to low and middle income California residents and is based on need and GPA. The student must be enrolled in at least a two year program. Annual application is required.

    • Additional documentation is required. Applicant must have submitted GPA verification (via the Registrar’s Office at their high school or college). Click here for more information.

    • Deadline: March 2

    Up to $9,084

    GPA Verification Form\ \ FAFSA

    Pell Grant

    • Federal program based on need.

    • Please note that Pell Grant cannot be used at multiple schools simultaneously.

    Up to $6,095

    FAFSA

    Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant

    • Federal program based on need. The student must also be eligible for Pell Grant (see above).
    Up to $1,000

    FAFSA

    Federal Work Study Program

    $3,000 0r $6,000

    FAFSA

  • Continuing Students

    Scholarships - Continuing Students

    Every student must complete a [Financial Aid Application](file:///media/869351/forms-application-faa.pdf “Forms- Application- FAA.pdf”) to be considered for any financial aid (including Music, Athletics and outside scholarships). The Master’s University offers [Merit-based Scholarships](file:///Users/blakenoll/Desktop/continustsuendkl.html#link-merit), [Need-based Grants](file:///Users/blakenoll/Desktop/continustsuendkl.html#link-need), and [Federal/State Aid](file:///Users/blakenoll/Desktop/continustsuendkl.html#link-federal). See below for more details. All institutional aid is awarded up to 4 years/8 semesters. All institutional aid is evenly disbursed between the two semesters.

    Priority Deadline: March 2nd

    Meet the Priority Deadline to ensure availability of scholarship and grant funds. Applications will continue to be accepted after the Priority Deadline of March 2nd.

    Merit Based scholarships

    Award Amount Documents Needed

    Distinguished Scholar Scholarship

    • Awarded to traditional, full-time students

    • Minimum GPA: 4.0/3.85

    • Renewable with a 2.75 cumulative GPA

    $,5000

    none

    Honors Scholarship

    • Awarded to traditional, full-time students

    • Minimum GPA: 3.65

    • Renewable with a 2.75 cumulative GPA

    $3,000

    none

    Athletic Scholarship

    • Awarded by the Athletic Department to students who demonstrate athletic ability and Christian character which will contribute to The Master’s University and its athletic programs. Annual application is required.

    • Please contact the Athletic department for more information.

    • Students awarded athletic scholarships may only receive Federal/State Aid and Outside or Ministry Scholarships (outside portion only) in addition to their athletic scholarship. They do not qualify for any other institutional aid.

    Varies

    See Athletic Dept.\ athletics@masters.edu

    Music Scholarship

    • Awarded by the Music Department to students who demonstrate superior music ability and who are committed to The Master’s University and the ministry focus of the programs. Annual application is required.

    • Please contact the Music department for more information.

    Varies

    See Music Dept.\ Click Here for More Details

    Ministry Matching Grant

    • Awarded to students who receive sponsorship from a Christian ministry. TMU will match, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up to a total of $1,500 per student, as long as funds remain available.

    • Matching funds only guaranteed with eligible applications received before August 1st

    • For more information, see the drop down below for “Ministry Matching Grant.”

    Up to $1,500

    Ministry Matching Grant Application

    The Shamrock Foundation Grant

    • The Shamrock Foundation Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University.\

    • The Shamrock Foundation Grant was established in honor of Pearl S. and D. Arthur Wismer by their family. In addition to being wonderful parents, Pearl was a devoted elementary school teacher for over 50 years, and Arthur was an exemplary role model in all business matters.

    Varies

    Shamrock Foundation Grant Application


    Need-based scholarships

    Award Amount Documents Needed

    The Master’s University Grant

    • Awarded to students based on academic achievement and financial need. The student must be enrolled full-time at The Master’s University and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
    Varies

    FAFSA

    International Student Grant

    • Awarded to new and continuing international student based on financial need and academic achievement.

    • Please contact the International Student Office for more information.

    Varies

    See International Student Office


    Federal Aid scholarships

    Award Amount Documents Needed

    Cal Grant

    • Awarded to low and middle income California residents and is based on need and GPA. The student must be enrolled in at least a two year program. Annual application is required.

    • Additional documentation is required. Applicant must have submitted GPA verification (via the Registrar’s Office at their high school or college). Click here for more information.

    • Deadline: March 2

    Up to $9,084

    GPA Verification Form\ \ FAFSA

    Pell Grant

    • Federal program based on need.

    • Please note that Pell Grant cannot be used at multiple schools simultaneously.

    Up to $6,095

    FAFSA

    Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant

    • Federal program based on need. The student must also be eligible for Pell Grant (see above).
    Up to $1,000

    FAFSA

    Federal Work Study Program

    $3,000 0r $6,000

    FAFSA

  • Endowed Scholarships

    Endowed Scholarship Funds

    The following endowment scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate Christian character, financial need, and strong academic standing. Specific information can be ascertained by contacting the department listed to the right of the endowment fund description. 

     

    Endowment Scholarship Fund

    Contact Information

     The Athletic Endowment Scholarship Fund
    The Athletic Endowment Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 to provide financial assistance to students competing in Intercollegiate Athletics. These scholarships supplement our institutional athletic scholarships and contribute to a tradition of quality athletics while stewarding students to excel academically as disciples of Christ.

    The Athletics Department
    800-568-6248 ext. 2761
    athletics@masters.edu

     The Betty J. Cargill Memorial Scholarship
    The Betty J. Cargill Memorial Scholarship has been established by the family of Mrs. Cargill in remembrance of their beloved grandmother, who lived her life to the fullest and loved everyone unconditionally with a love that can only come from Christ. Betty was a farm girl with an extraordinary work ethic. Thus, the purpose of this endowed scholarship is to provide scholarship assistance to students who reflect this same work ethic as well as meet character and academic standards. The fund is to be awarded to one deserving student annually as selected by a committee of TMU staff and faculty. 

    Selected by a private committee.

     The Barbara Cherry Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    The Barbara Cherry Memorial Endowed Scholarship has been established in remembrance of Mr. Kent D. Cherry's beloved late wife, Mrs. Barbara Cherry. This endowed scholarship is intended for deserving TMU students who study the sciences. The fund may be used for tuition, room and board, books, fees, and other educational expenses. The scholarship is to be awarded to one deserving student annually as selected by a committee of TMU staff and faculty.

    Selected by a private committee.

     The James Corcoran Scholarship
    The James Corcoran Scholarship was established by Trudy Corcoran in honor of her husband James Corcoran to provide financial assistance to students in the Teacher Education Department

     

    Teacher Education Department
    800-568-6248 ext. 2235
    TeacherEduc@masters.edu

     The Paul DeKorte Memorial Music Scholarship
    The Paul DeKorte Memorial Music Scholarship was established by Julie DeKorte in memory of Paul DeKorte. Paul served at Grace Church in multiple music ministries, always desiring to lift spirits into worship of the Lord. His faithful stewardship to his fellowship group contributed to his serving as a much loved and faithful elder at Grace Church until his passing. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to music majors at The Master’s University.

    Music Department
    800-568-6248 ext. 2280
    music@masters.edu

     The Eakin Endowment Scholarship
    The Eakin Endowment Scholarship was established in February 2014 by Colin and Michelle (Ceja) Eakin in honor of Stewart and Dael Eakin’s faithfulness to following Christ and for John MacArthur’s ministry. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students at The Master’s Seminary who display dedication and commitment to preaching God’s Word. 
    The Master’s Seminary
    800-225-5867
    admissions@tms.edu

     The Echelon Scholarship
    The Echelon Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to upper division or transfer students majoring in Music with an emphasis in a performance instrument to help cover the costs of private instruction fees. Recipients are to be chosen by a committee consisting of Music faculty. 

    Music Department
    800-568-6248 ext. 2280
    music@masters.edu

     The Hailey-Marie Frantzen Scholarship
    The Hailey-Marie Frantzen Scholarship was established by Bonnie Frantzen in honor of Hailey-Marie Frantzen to provide financial assistance for tuition, room and board, books, fees, and other educational expenses. The fund is designated for students majoring in English or Political Studies.

    Selected by a private committee.

     The Boone and Bertha Hayes Memorial Music Scholarship 
    The Boone and Bertha Hayes Memorial Music Scholarship was established in 1998 to provide financial assistance to students in the Music Department at The Master's University.

    Music Department
    800-568-6248 ext. 2280
    music@masters.edu

     The Ken and Nita Mays Endowed Scholarship Fund
    The Ken and Nita Mays Endowed Scholarship Fund is intended to benefit deserving music majors to help offset the cost of tuition, room and board, books, fees, and other educational expenses. Additionally, some of the fund may be allocated to help with strategic initiatives based on the strategic needs of the Music Department. 

    Music Department
    800-568-6248 ext. 2280
    music@masters.edu

     The Jones-Shepherd Family Scholarship
    The Jones-Shepherd Family Scholarship was established by Dr’s. Taylor and Kimberlyn Jones in remembrance of their loving parents and in remembrance of their conversion. While living in Switzerland, they were legally designated as Jones-Shepherd since the Swiss chose to take the surname of the husband and the maiden name of the wife, separated by a hyphen. It was during this time that they were converted so they desired the scholarship to be remembered by this designation. One recipient must be a Biological Sciences major who shares Dr. Taylor Jones' love for organic chemistry. Another recipient must be a Music major who shares Dr. Kimberlyn Jones' love for vocal music and opera. 

    Biological and Physical Sciences
    800-568-6248 ext. 2705
    BiologicalScience@masters.edu
                OR
    Music Department
    800-568-6248 ext. 2280
    music@masters.edu

     The Neva Morikawa Scholarship Fund
    The Neva Morikawa Scholarship Fund was established by Mark and Dora Morikawa in honor of their daughter, Neva Morikawa to provide financial assistance to deserving music students. 

    Music Department
    800-568-6248 ext. 2280
    music@masters.edu

     The Christopher Parkening Chair Scholarship
    The Christopher Parkening Chair Scholarship was originally established to provide aid to the Music Department in establishing an official classical guitar program. Along with the establishment of that program, scholarships were made available to assist with the cost of pursuing a classical guitar education.

    Music Department
    800-568-6248 ext. 2280
    music@masters.edu
     The Bethany Rehrer Scholarship
    The Bethany Rehrer Scholarship was established by the parents of Bethany Rehrer in order to provide financial assistance to students in the Music Department. 
    Music Department
    800-568-6248 ext. 2280
    music@masters.edu
     The Alice Richardson Memorial Scholarship
    The Alice Richardson Memorial Scholarship was established by Mort J. Richardson in honor of Alice M. Richardson to provide financial assistance to students attending The Master's University.
    Biblical Studies Department
    800-568-6248 ext. 2621
    bible@masters.edu

     The C.W. Smith Scholarship
    The C.W. Smith Scholarship has been established in honor of the late professor C.W. Smith. He was a godly example of a man who gave his life to the calling that God placed on his life with passion while simultaneously serving faithfully to further the church. He made it his constant practice to be involved in pulpit supply and interim pastoral ministry in the local area churches. In keeping with Dr. Smith's legacy, this scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to a young man who has been or is majoring in Theology. This student must demonstrate a high passion for the Word of God, a determination to use Scripture alone as the basis for all theological knowledge, a superior skill in applying theological methodology, and a life of integrity in applying the Word of God to daily life.

    Biblical Studies Department
    800-568-6248 ext. 2621
    bible@masters.edu

     Lynda Varner Memorial Scholarship
    The Lynda Varner Memorial Scholarship was established by William and Helen Varner in honor of their daughter to provide financial assistance to a female student wishing to study Biblical Languages or TESOL.

    Biblical Studies Department

    800-568-6248 ext. 2621
    bible@masters.edu

     The Deborah Zobel Memorial Endowed Business Scholarship
    The Deborah Zobel Memorial Endowed Fund has been established by her family and friends, as an honor to the faithful life of Deborah, and to offer financial assistance to Business Majors who exemplify the spiritual and academic qualities found in Deborah. 
     Business Administration
     800-568-6248 ext. 2702
     BusAdmin@masters.edu
  • Donor Scholarships

    Donor-Funded Scholarships

    The following scholarships are funded by private donors. A Special Committee awards the following scholarships. All scholarship applications are attached; however, for those scholarships that require financial need, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1 prior to the upcoming academic year. The notification process begins in mid-March and continues through August.

    Specific eligibility requirements are listed within each scholarship description.

    The Barbara Cherry Memorial Scholarship - The Barbara Cherry Memorial Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University. Preference will be given to students studying the Sciences.

    Barnabas Scholarship Fund - The Barnabas Fund Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University. The endowment began in 2010 and is founded upon Acts 4:36-37 and 1 John 3:17.

    The Bethany Grace Rehrer Endowed Scholarship – The Bethany Rehrer Memorial Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University. Candidates must give evidence of their involvement in the TMU Department of Music and a demonstrated history of servanthood.

    Betty J. Cargill Memorial Scholarship - The Betty J. Cargill Memorial Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University. Preference will be given to student exhibiting a strong work ethic.

    Colleen Southern-Carmichael Endowed Scholarship - The Colleen Southern-Carmichael Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University. Preference shall be given to either: (a) a dependent of an active missionary in full time service on the mission field and not receiving financial aid for education expenses from their mission agency; (b) a student with physical disabilities regardless of the missionary status of the parents.

    Cornelius Fund - The Cornelius Fund is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University.

    Deborah Zobel Memorial Endowed Business Scholarship - The Deborah Zobel Memorial Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University. Preference is given to business majors.

    Entrusted Scholarship- The Entrusted Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University.

    Founders Scholarship- (The Founders Scholarship application will be uploaded in the spring semester; please check back for the application later.) The Founders Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University.

    Generations Endowed Scholarship- The Generations Endowed Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University. Preference is given to those coming from like-minded, faithful churches.

    Great is thy Faithfulness Endowed Scholarship - The Great is Thy Faithfulness Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University. Preference is given to business majors with involvement in The Master’s University’s music department.

    Hailey Marie Franzen Scholarship - The Hailey Marie Franzen Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to **English and Political Science students **showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University.

    Inspire Education Scholarship- The Inspire Education Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University. The student must be enrolled in the Teacher Education program at TMU.

    John and Jo Babbit Endowment– John and Jo Babbit Endowed Scholarships are designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University.

    Jones – Shepherd Family Scholarship - The Jones-Shepherd Family Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University. Preference will be given to Biological Sciences majors and/or Music majors.

    JRW Investments Scholarship- The JRW Investments Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University.

    Ken and Nita Mays Endowed Scholarship- The Ken and Nita Mays Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University. Preference is to be given to music majors.

    MacArthur Endowment - The MacArthur Endowment is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University. The funds available each year for scholarships shall be allocated to the Founders’ Scholarship and Provost’s Scholarship.

    Pastor-Teach Scholarship Fund - The Pastor-teacher Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University. Preference is given to students who aspire to be full-time pastor-teachers in the local church.

    Sportstek Medical Scholarship- The Sportstek Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University. The student must be a Business Administration, Communications, or Kinesiology major.

    1 Corinthians 9:23-27 Endowment - The 1 Corinthians 9:23-27 Endowed Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University. Preference is given to student participating in collegiate baseball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, and/or men’s and women’s basketball.

  • International Students

    At the present time, it costs approximately $36,000 (USD) to attend The Master’s University for one year (two semesters), including tuition, housing, and meals. Books, health insurance, and transportation may be extra.

    We are happy to say that—while The Master’s University is not able to give students a full scholarship—we do offer significant funds for qualified international students. We understand that this is a difficult process requiring a great deal of effort and faith. We are praying with you that God’s provision and guidance would be clear to you through this process. Currently, over 90% of our student population receives financial aid! Please note that individual awards cannot be determined until the student has been admitted to the college.

    Important Background Information

    You should be aware of the following regulations pertaining to international students in F-1 status:

    1. As an international student, you are required by the US government to be registered full-time.

    2. Unless you are living with a family member, you are required to live on campus.

    3. International students on an F-1 visa are only permitted to work on-campus, up to 20 hours per week.

    4. All students are required to have a computer when they come to the college.

    5. All students must have health insurance coverage in the USA.

    6. Student loans are not available, nor advisable, for international students.

    Scholarships and Grants

    Please Note: Applicants must submit the following three forms in order to qualify for ANY financial aid.

    1. TMU Financial Aid Application This form has now been incorporated into our online application, so students only need to complete this version if they applied for admission to TMU using a paper or pdf application. Contact the International Admissions Counselor if you are not sure whether you need to submit this application. Important note: continuing international students already enrolled at TMU should complete this form using the “Financial Aid Renewal Form” link in Self-Service.

    2. International Student Financial Aid Supplement Completing this form is required before international students can receive any need-based Financial Aid from The Master’s University.

    3. Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Signing this form is also required before any student can receive any Financial Aid from The Master’s University (not required for current/returning TMU students).

    President’s Scholarship ($12,000)

    Application Deadline: Late January This is our largest and most competitive scholarship, available to full-time incoming freshmen (including international students). Applicants must have a high school GPA of 3.85 and a SAT I score (Critical Reasoning and Math sub-tests only) of 1400 or ACT score of 32. International students who have not taken the SAT may still apply. Renewable with a college GPA of 3.5. Note: replaces academic scholarship (see below). Not available for transfer or Spring students. President’s Scholarship Application

    Academic Scholarships ($5,000-$3,000)

    Awarded to students who have demonstrated strong academic performance at the high school level. No extra steps required—automatically awarded to students who meet the academic qualifications.

    TMU Grant ($-varies)

    Awarded to students with significant financial need. No extra steps required—automatically awarded based on calculated need.

    International Student Grant ($-varies)

    Priority Application Deadline: March 2 The International Grant is an award given to international students based on financial need, academic achievement, and local church recommendation. The amounts range from $500 to $3,500. The Grant Recommendation must be filled out and submitted by a local church leader who is not related to you. Scholarships are awarded as long as funds are available. International Student Grant Application Form International Student Grant Recommendation Form

    Pastor and Missionary Dependent Scholarship ($1,000)

    For those students who are children of full-time pastors or missionaries who provide the primary income for their family. Only applicable to students entering the college in the Fall of 2014 and subsequent years. Click here for the Pastor and Missionary Dependent Grant Application

    Ministry Matching Grant (up to $1500)

    Awarded to students who receive sponsorship from a Christian ministry. TMU will match, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up to a total of $1,500 per student. Both the application and the funds must be received by August 1st in order to qualify.

    Click here for the Ministry Matching Grant Application

    Music Scholarships ($-varies)

    For music majors only. Contact the Music Department separately.

    Athletic Scholarships ($-varies)

    For intercollegiate athletes only. Contact the Athletic Department separately.

    Shamrock Scholarships ($-varies)

    Click on the “New/Transfer Student” box above for more information.

    Note: The priority deadline for submitting most Financial Aid documents is March 2. Please submit your Financial Aid documents by that time in order to ensure consideration for available funds.

    As you prepare to submit these documents, you may scan and email your documents to the International Admissions Counselor, fax them to 661-362-2695, or submit them by post to The Master’s University - International Admissions, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

    Keep in mind that we will not be able to process or guarantee any Financial Aid until all of your admissions application documents have been received.

    Our staff is here to guide you through this process—you’re not on your own! Please contact Lydia Fowler, International Admissions Counselor, with any additional questions you have about international financial aid.

  • Cal Grant

    Cal Grant

    Funded by the State of California and administered by the CALIFORNIA STUDENT AID COMMISSION, a Cal Grant is money for school that you don’t have to pay back!

    What is a Cal Grant?

    Cal Grants are one of the smartest ways to get cash for college. For starters, it’s money you don’t have to pay back. If you’re a graduating high school senior or recent graduate, meet academic, financial and eligibility requirements and submit two forms by the Cal Grant deadline, March 2nd, you may receive a Cal Grant! Official Cal Grant Website

    Am I eligible?

    To be eligible for a Cal Grant you must:

    • *Submit the **FAFSA and your verified Cal Grant GPA by the deadline March 2nd

    • Have been a California resident when you graduated from high school

    • Have financial need based on your college costs

    • Have family income and assets below the established ceilings

    • Meet any minimum GPA requirements (Note: CSAC uses cumulative GPA up to end of Jr. Year)

    • Be enrolled at least half time

    • Have registered with U.S. Selective Service (most males)

    • Not owe a refund on a state or federal grant or be in default on a student loan

    Please visit the California Student Aid Commission for a comprehensive list of eligibility requirements.

    When can I apply?

    You can apply for a Cal Grant at any one of these four times:

    • As a high school senior.

    • Within one year after you graduate high school.

    • As a community college transfer student (under the age of 28).

    • Within one year of getting your GED.

    The Cal Grants Application has detailed information that can assist in determining if you could be eligible to receive Cal Grant.

    How do I apply?

    Who will notify me of the award?

    Once your data is confirmed by the CALIFORNIA STUDENT AID COMMISSION, they will notify you and The Master’s University of your award. Only the CALIFORNIA STUDENT AID COMMISSION has the authority to make an official Cal Grant award offer.

    Remember:

    • Important dates and tasks

    • Contact the California Student Aid Commission to confirm you have met all eligibility requirements.

    • Monitor your award at www.webgrants4students.com

      Contact the California Student Aid Commission

      • Telephone: Toll-free (888) 224-7268

      • E-mail: studentsupport@csac.ca.gov

      Please be advised that any Cal Grant award offer is tentative and subject to the final approval of the State Budget Act.

      *You are responsible to make sure that your high school has submitted your grades to the California Student Aid Commission. Ask your high school registrar what your school’s procedure is.

  • Pastor/Missionary Dep. Grant

    THE PASTOR AND MISSIONARY DEPENDENT GRANT

    What is it?

    At The Master’s University, we are committed to building lives on the firm foundation of God’s Word. Pastors and missionaries labor to that end for the men and women they minister to, and that certainly includes their families.

    We want to help.

    The Master’s University is pleased to offer a $1,000 grant aimed at helping God’s faithful pastors and missionaries send their children to the university that is as committed to the centrality of Scripture as they are.

    Who qualifies? (Recipients must meet all the following criteria)

    • Children of full-time pastors or missionaries who provide the primary income for their family.

    • Students who are new or transfer (continuing students whose parent becomes a pastor or missionary during the students time at Master’s may see the Office of Financial Aid for availability).

    • Students who meet the classification of a full-time student.

    • Students who maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average.

    What are the next steps?

    What other scholarships are available?

    The Pastor and Missionary Dependent Grant (PMD) is given in addition to other scholarships. Students may also qualify for:

    • Academic Scholarships from $5,000 to $3,000.

    • The Shamrock Foundation Grant which is awarded by departments for qualifying students.

    • The Ministry Matching Grant where The Master’s University matches funds from Christian ministries who desire to make an investment in a student.

    • In addition to the above scholarships, students may qualify for government grants and loans. For more information, see this the “New/Transfer Student” section above or call us at (661) 362-2290.

  • Ministry Matching Grant

    About The Ministry Matching Grant

    Eligibility

    Any student accepted and enrolled full-time in the traditional undergraduate program who receives a scholarship from their local church is eligible for the Ministry Matching Grant (MMG). Both the church’s scholarship and the MMG will be applied directly to the student’s account and will be split between the Fall and Spring semesters.

    Amount

    The Master’s University will match the church’s scholarship gift dollar-for-dollar up to $1,500 per year. Generally speaking, there is no minimum or maximum amount that a church can give for the scholarship. The matching portion from The Master’s University, however, will never exceed $1,500. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for specific questions.

    Funding

    Churches can handle their scholarships in a variety of ways. Some churches fund scholarships from their annual budget; others take a special offering. Please contact us if you have questions about setting up a fund.

    Renewal

    Students may receive this matching grant for up to four years. A new Ministry Matching Grant Application must be completed and accompany the church’s scholarship each year.

    Designation

    Only the church can select the students as recipients. Church members, parents, or relatives cannot designate their gifts for specific students. All church contributions must meet IRS guidelines for charitable deductions. To find out more, refer to IRS publication 526.

    Deadline

    Both the check and the application must be postmarked no later than August 2nd, and both must be received in order to be eligible for the matching grant.

    Process

    The process begins with an application. The student’s personal information should be completed and then given to the church to complete the remaining portions. Both the check and the application should then be submitted to TMU.

    Application

    Click HERE TO DOWNLOAD the application. You can also pick up an application in the office.

    Payment

    Churches should make checks payable to The Master’s University and mail it with the application to:

    The Master’s University Office of Financial Aid 21726 Placerita Canyon Rd #38 Santa Clarita, CA 91321

    For questions please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 800.568.6248 x2290 or financialaid@masters.edu.

    Note: Ministry Matching funds can affect eligibility for institutional need-based aid. Contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine if your financial aid will be affected.